Biography

Kayode Olusoji, Professional Picture

                                         Overview

When you talk of one of the top Gospel  Music Artist in Africa, the name of Kayode Olusoji will quickly resonate. Not only for his artistry, but also for his immense contributions to the growth of gospel music in Africa and beyond. His music has been rapidly evolving into the global setting since 2011, when he introduced a new brand of music which he describes as “Afro Contempo Gospo Music”, a style of music that is rich in African tunes and spiced with a contemporary flavour.

Though he has released two solo albums prior to his critically acclaimed song, Gidi Gan,  since the release of his twin albums, Gidi Gan Classic and Gidi Gan Reloaded,  he has carted away several awards and his work has been recognized  nationwide and worldwide

Kayode who is fondly called “The Gidi Gan Master” by his teeming fans is a man of many parts; he is a husband, a father, a writer, an advisor, a Music Minister, a Music Business Consultant, and the founder and CEO of Woodclef, a music company that is promoting kingdom based music and music business professionals.  He has written various articles on top music blogs, ranging from, Music Business Intelligence,  Entrepreneur Master Class, Word Digest and on various topics as it relates to the growth of the kingdom of God and the music industry.

He is well positioned for global impact as his ministry has continued to grow in leaps and bounds with the imminent presence of God in all his ministrations. In his words, he said, “My ministry is a rehearsal of what I am going to ultimately do in heaven. So, I want to strive to consistently deliver the mandate of God upon my life, which is to reach out to the world in songs, and groom the true worshippers, who will worship God in spirit and in truth”. He solely depends on the power of the Holy Spirit in his ministry and he has seen Him prove himself time after time. His music and articles have impact so many positively’

He has racked up several miles spreading the gospel via music both in Nigeria, Africa and Europe.  He his happily married to Moji Olusoji also a music minister and He is the author of  “The Final Verdict” and “The Music That Brings Revival”. He has written well over five hundred songs and he is a voracious reader, who has bagged several certificates. He enjoys acquiring more knowledge, because he believes that the readers of today, are the leaders of tomorrow.

Education & Certifications 

  • Certificates in Music Theory, Piano, and Saxophone, from MUSON School of Music, Nigeria, 2013
  • Developing Innovative Ideas for new companies: First Step in Entrepreneurship, 2014, University of Maryland College Park, USA - College Park, Maryland, USA,  Passed with distinction, 93.7% with a verified certificate
  • Certification URL: https://www.coursera.org/signature/certificate/UU2KETCNAR
  • Master of Business Administration: MBA, General Management Option, 2008, Obafemi Awolowo University - Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Bachelor of technology: Industrial Chemistry, 1999, Federal University of Technology Akure - Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, Second Class Honours Division

 

 

 

  • Fundamentals for Rehearsing Music Ensembles, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hills (Certificate in view)

 

Awards & Recognitions

  • Winner Best Afro Beat Artist, National Gospel Music Awards, Sceptres, 2011
  • Winner, Best International Male Artist, Gospel Music Awards, Italy, 2012
  • Winner, Best Indigenous Traditional Music, Nigeria Gospel Music Awards, 2012
  • Winner Best Afro Beat Artist, National Gospel Music Awards, Scepters, 2013
  • Winner, Best Traditional Contemporary Music Video, Nigerian Gospel Music Video Awards, 2013
  • Finalist for the 2013 GAB Awards, Trumpet Media Group, London, UK
  • Winner, Best Singing Couple of the Year,  Rainbow Excellence Awards, 2015

 

Awards Nominations

  • Nominee, Best International Video, Gospel Music Awards, Italy, 2012
  • Nominee, Best International Song, Gospel Music Awards, Italy, 2012
  • Nominee, Best International Album, Gospel Music Awards, Italy, 2012
  • Nominee, Best Traditional Gospel, Crystal Awards, 2014

 

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